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Agricultural Education

California Polytechnic State University

12 months
21114 USD/year
18798 USD/year
12462 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters in Agricultural Education degree (MAGD) program from California Polytechnic State University provides training to individuals interested in becoming agricultural educators, specifically, high school agriculture instructors. 


Students learn educational training for those seeking careers at community college, extension services and educational program coordinators.  

Through the diverse education of the Agricultural Education program from California Polytechnic State University, students learn broadly applicable skills: 

  • Teaching methods and styles
  • Content organization and development
  • Program construction
  • Evaluation techniques.
Students who are not credentialing during this program also have the freedom to:
  • Conduct individual research studies
  • Participate in internships
  • Create their own businesses

Program Learning Objectives

  • Apply knowledge of philosophical and historical foundations of agricultural education to develop personal philosophy statements which guide components of the agricultural education programs.
  • Create relevant, challenging and integrative agricultural curriculum.
  • Adapt curriculum to meet curricular goals and objectives using a variety of educational theories and models.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching characteristics while utilizing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Select appropriate practices to teach essential agricultural concepts, problem solving, skills of inquiry, communication and collaboration.
  • Develop, administer and analyze formal, informal and performance assessment techniques to monitor and evaluate student learning and guide modification.
  • Develop as reflective practitioners by collecting feedback, evaluating learning segments, and supporting artifacts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Program Development in Agricultural Education
  • Laboratory Pedagogy in Agricultural Technology
  • Laboratory Organization and Management in Agricultural Education
  • Graduate Internship in Agricultural Education
  • Instructional Processes in Agricultural Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate.
  • You must be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
  • You must have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree.
  • You must meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations and specific course and/or grade prerequisites, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21114 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18798 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12462 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12462 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Luis Obispo

1100 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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